As a government reporter, I sit through a lot of meetings. I mean, a lot of meetings. So many so that sometimes I would rather bang my head against the wall than sit through another meeting, but alas, I continue.
Hyperbole aside, some meetings are more painful than others—not physically painful, but emotionally painful—frustrating, if you will.
I have made a steadfast commitment to being a proponent of freedom of information. I consider myself a student of the North Carolina Open Meetings and Public Records laws.